The 20-20-20 Club
In Major League Baseball (MLB), the 20–20–20 club refers to a group of
players who have collected at least 20 doubles, 20 triples, and 20 home runs in a single season. In 1911, Frank Schulte (30, 21, 23, 21) became the first member of the club. In total, only seven players have reached the 20–20–20 club in MLB history.
The last time this feat was accomplished was 2007.
Curtis Granderson (38, 23, 23) and Jimmy Rollins (38, 20, 41, 30) are the most recent players to reach the milestone. This was the first time that two players accomplished the feat in the same season.
Five of the members are left-handed batters,
1 is right-handed and 1 is a switch hitter, Two of these players (and one of the two active members of the 20–20–20 club) have played for only one major league team. Two players—George Brett (42, 20, 23, 3,154) and Willie Mays (26, 20, 38, 35, 3,283) are also members of the 3,000 hit club. Mays is also a member of the 500 home run club (660). Frank Schulte, Jim Bottomley (42, 20, 31) and Jimmy Rollins won the MVP Award in the same year as their 20–
20–20 season. Both Mays and Rollins also reached the 30–30 club in the same season. Brett and Rollins collected more than 200 hits alongside achieving 20–20–20. The seventh member is Jeff Heath (32, 20, 24) with the Cleveland Indians in 1941. 20 stolen bases
In major league history, there have been a lot of players who have hit 20 doubles and 20 home runs in a year. It is the addition of triples that makes the 20–20–20 club so difficult to achieve. In order to hit a lot of triples a player needs to be able to hit for power and have the speed to stretch a double into a triple.
Willie Mays reached both the 20–20–20 club and the 30–30 club, which has 12 members, during the 1957 season. He was the only player to reach both marks until Rollins joined him in 2007. There is also a 40-40 club, which has only 4 members.
The 20-20-20-20 Club
When Granderson and Rollins joined the 20-20-20 club, they also joined the even rarer 20-20-20-20 Club. Willie Mays and Frank “Wildfire” Schulte are the only other players in major league history to add 20+ stolen bases to the other three milestones.